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If All Football Coaches Coached Like John Gagliardi We Would All Be.......

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    watching soccer on Saturdays in the fall instead of football.

    The NY Times ran a feature earlier in the week :

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/19/sports/ncaafootball/19coach.html?8dpc

    It seems like they do one of these every few years and present Coach as so enlightened and civilized in the brutal world of football.

    It serves a pablum for the pseudo sophisticates of the Upper Westside.
     
  2. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    You say that like it's a bad thing. :)
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, must be something wrong with the winningest coach in college football history who graduates players and wins championships...
     
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    pablum?

    it's too early for words like that. :)
     
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Let's see him try that in D1 Sappy
     
  6. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Did you read Austin Murphy's book about St. John's?
     
  7. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Wow.. a coach who actually gets it and has his priorities in order. And that's a reason to hold him up to ridicule.

    Unbelievable.

    Give me D-III football over the pseudo-NFL that we know as D-I any day of the week.
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Again - we'll all be watching soccer on fall Saturday's . The folks down in Auburn did not even like the Spread.
     
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not every program has to be D1; not every D1 program is exciting Buum....
     
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    I have no problem with what Gagliardi does or how he does it.

    I do get tired of the annual stories about it, held out as a shining example. And frequently, by places that have done that story in one form or another before, like the NY Times.

    Seems like a pat-on-the-head story about sports for readers who don't follow sports. They'd scream bloody murder, though, if a sportswriter did some pat, token piece on their beloved theater or restaurants or museums or fashion.
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    If D3 is so great how come your pickem league has no D3 games sappy?
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I didn't make the rules, Bum, I just play by them.
    And excitement has no bearing on the measure of the person.
     
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